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Don Castella

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Don Castella
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Candidate for
Illinois State Senate District 30
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1969 – 1975
Date of birthJuly 1
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
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Don Castella was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 30 of the Illinois State Senate. He currently serves as the Republican Chairman of Vernon Township.

Castella has worked with computers since 1971, including owing and managing computer-related sales and consulting businesses.[1]


Campaign themes


Castella's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Grow Illinois Jobs
  • Reform Illinois Government Systems
  • Make Immediate Illinois Spending Cuts
  • Repeal Democrat’s 67% Income Tax increase
  • Perform Forensic Audit of Illinois Spending



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Castella ran in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 30. Castella was unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012, and was defeated by Democratic incumbent Terry Link in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Illinois State Senate, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTerry Link 66.6% 44,274
     Republican Don Castella 33.4% 22,173
Total Votes 66,447

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